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Volunteer Smoking Cessation Advisor (Redbridge)


The aim of this exciting new role is to support a specialist smoking cessation service that seeks to improve the health of individuals. The volunteer smoking cessation advisor will promote smoking cessation within the service and will work collaboratively with colleagues.

Main tasks and responsibilities 

  • Support the running of the smoking cessation clinic, including booking appointments, any correspondence, and answering enquiries from clients.
  • To liaise with other professionals and community groups to promote the service and encourage appropriate referrals.
  • To help the service maintain appropriate records to track and meet key targets.
  • To support community engagement and awareness events across the borough.
  • Volunteer smoking cessation advisors have the opportunity to shadow and observe other professionals delivering smoking cessation interventions and will be supported to interact with service users and attend training that would enable them to gain experience as a qualified smoking cessation advisor. 

Benefits to Volunteer

When you begin volunteering you will be allocated a volunteer supervisor who will act as your main point of contact. They will provide you with ongoing support and supervision and will work closely with you throughout your time at VIA. There is also a central volunteer services team that will support you while you are volunteering.

In addition, you can expect:

  • A full induction to your role and continuous local training.
  • Access to central staff training opportunities.
  • Regular supervision.

What skills do I need?

Skills, attributes, experience and qualifications

  • A passion for and knowledge of smoking cessation services.
  • Experience of working with any group of healthcare service users is desirable.
  • Experience of working with other healthcare professionals is desirable.
  • Great team working, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A positive attitude and the desire to learn and teach.
  • A non-judgmental and supportive approach to people who are facing problems with drugs and alcohol.

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening

We are looking for someone to support the team for 1-2 days per week – days are flexible. We ask that volunteers try to commit for a 6-month period where possible.

Where does this role take place?

1st Floor, Ilford Chambers
11 Chapel Road

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Register your interest

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  • Application Process
  • Application Form
  • CV & covering letter
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  • Are there any age limits?
    18 years +
  • DBS checks - additional information
    Yes, all volunteer roles require a full Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS). Once you receive your approved DBS check, let our Via Volunteer Services team know as we’ll need a copy for our records. Without a valid DBS check, you can start your role but you won’t be able to do any one-to-one work with the people using our services. For any roles involving work with families and children, you won’t be able to start your volunteer role until you show us your completed DBS check.
  • Expenses - additional information
    We reimburse reasonable travel and lunch costs at VIA.
  • Recruitment Process - additional information
  • Reference can be provided after how long volunteering?
    At least six months.

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